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Sometimes what seems to be a {{Ridiculously Human Robot|s}} isn't actually all that ridiculously human after all. It may look human, it may even be anatomically correct, but the illusion of humanity lasts [[PickYourHumanHalf only as long as that robot is silent or stationary]], since the moment it speaks or moves the [[RoboticReveal illusion goes flying out the window]]. Can occasionally invoke the UncannyValley.



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* In ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', Evangeline has a bunch of maids that are deceptively human robots.
* ''LightNovel/TrinityBlood'': Tres Iqus looks just like a young man in his early 20s but most certainly doesn't act the part, having exactly one facial expression and saying 'Positive' or 'Negative' instead of yes or no, and '"Requesting damage report" instead of, "Are you hurt?".
* ''Anime/{{Vexille}}'s'' plot revolves around Japan's insistence on building deceptively human robots even after the rest of the world has banned them.
* This is why the Humanoid Interfaces from ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' is often considered {{Robot Girl}}s, despite being realistic enough to bleed.
* D from ''Anime/DualParallelTroubleAdventure'' speaks in a dull monotone and avoids contractions.
* Dorothy from ''Anime/TheBigO'' is one, for she often speaks in a flat monotone and never changes her facial expression no matter what's going on. There's also the fact that she's insanely heavy.
* In the ''Anime/TimeOfEve'', the robots ''appear'' to belong to this category with their human appearance contrasted by their UncannyValley movements and MachineMonotone speech, but it appears that they actually do this for the humans' convenience. When they are free of restraints in the titular café that allows no discrimination between humans and robots they become RidiculouslyHumanRobots good enough to fool each other!
* ''Lightnovel/FullMetalPanic'' has the Alastor, which is much more robotic than most examples on this page. What makes it qualify is that nobody thought it was possible to scale a HumongousMecha down to six feet until they actually did it. It acts as Leonard Testarossa's bodyguard and tends to go around in a hat and trench coat.
* Placido from ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'' looks like a normal human until he interfaces with his futuristic motorcycle - at which point his hips split into two sections, his knees bend backwards, and cable ports come out of his back.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* The titular ''{{ComicBook/Livewires}}'' from Creator/MarvelComics. They seem like RidiculouslyHumanRobots (and are even anatomically correct), but because of procedures they performed on themselves, they lack ''fear and doubt'', distancing them from humanity by an incalculable magnitude.
* There are also the X model androids, again from Marvel Comics-- or at least ComicBook/{{Nextwave}}'s very special corner thereof. They look human enough, but earlier models, like "Father Blood Drench Robo Crush" often spout threats like, "I MAKE YOU DIE WITH STEAMY ELECTRIC MEK BITS NOW KLAK KLAK KLAK!"
** Though people still seem to fall for it - Father Blood Drench Robo Crush is a priest, and the response to that statement (from a little old lady) is a kindly "More tea, father?"
* Robot from ''ComicBook/{{Invincible}}'' subverts this, at first appearing to be a socially maladjusted (and obviously mechanical) robot who honestly can't (and honestly doesn't want to) relate to his teammates' problems. Then it's revealed that [[spoiler:He's actually a human who acts incredibly like a robot. Sort of.]]
* Marvel's ComicBook/TheVision. Having ComicBook/WonderMan's brainwave patterns helps.

* Pick a Franchise/{{Terminator}}, any Terminator.
* Michael in ''Film/{{Pixels}}'' looks like a human until you hear his mechanical way of speaking and see mechanical parts sticking out from the back of his head.

* R. Daneel Olivaw in Creator/IsaacAsimov's ''Literature/TheCavesOfSteel'' and ''Literature/TheNakedSun''. Dr. Sarton spent many years overcoming the UncannyValley, and as a result Daneel can shake hands like a real human and even eat, but he is still identifiable as a robot even from visual clues. He breathes at irregular intervals sometimes several minutes apart, he eats in identical mechanical motions and his body is unable to "naturally" remove food waste, instead requiring him to literally empty the food sack in his abdomen. However, because humans do not ''expect'' a robot to look human, he is passable to anybody except for robotic experts.
* The android duplicates in Creator/AndreNorton's ''Victory on Janus'' were instantly detectable by the Iftin (and canine) sense of smell, but were otherwise externally identical to specific Iftin and human individuals, down to imitating their voices. The first android "corpse" encountered was torn apart by [[EvilDetectingDog guard dogs]], revealing that the androids didn't bleed and were obviously mechanical.
* The {{Space Pirate|s}} Grey Roger liked using these as MechaMooks in ''[[Literature/{{Lensman}} Triplanetary]]''.
* Mike Kelly[[spoiler: and Tjale Mosasa]], from SA Swann's ''Literature/{{Hostile Takeover|Swann}}'' series, look entirely human, but those who rely on smell or can see deeper into the spectrum than humans can aren't fooled, and each does something impossible in view of others, revealing their true nature.
* In ''Literature/AlienInASmallTown,'' Indira figures out Kim is an android because of her body language. Most people would never notice it, but Indira is an engineer.
--> ''Wait... The movements of the arms. The hands. The head. Are they... Moving on smooth trilateral compound arcs like Figsbuy pivots. [[OhCrap Oh... hell...]]''
* Robots in the world of ''Literature/QuicksandHouse'' look extremely human, but they still have circuitry and wiring under the skin, and they can [[AIIsACrapshoot break down in strange and unsettling ways]] if not given proper maintenance.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
** The Buffybot, who didn't pull off snappy lines the way the original model did. "That'll put marzipan in your pie plate, Bingo!" She still fooled the other Scoobies though, to the real Buffy's annoyance.
** Also Ted, the evil robot who tried to romance Buffy's mother. He qualified for {{Ridiculously Human|Robots}} (albeit a reject from ''Series/LeaveItToBeaver'') until Buffy kicked him down the stairs, at which point he ran into hardware trouble.
** And April. In deliberate contrast to Ted, everyone who met her figured out she was a robot in ten seconds, leading to a CrowningMomentOfFunny when her creator Warren announces this as a shocking revelation.
* Data on ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''. One ExpandedUniverse novel (''Ghostship'') even {{lampshade|Hanging}}d this in a semi-mocking tone, in that it made no sense to design an android to blend in with human society, to give it human characteristics such as blinking, drinking, breathing... and then give it chrome-colored skin.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** The RobotMe androids in "The Android Invasion".
** The robots in "The Robots of Death". They look like art-deco sculptures and, while extremely intelligent and functioning members of society, have inhuman personalities. Finding them creepy is a [[UncannyValley recognised psychological disorder]] in the setting.
* ''{{Series/Extant}}'': By all outward appearances, Ethan is completely human, but he behaves slightly...off. This is something John is working to correct.
* Synths in ''Series/{{Humans}}'' look and sound human, although very limited in what they say. They are also, apparently, "fully functional" but don't enjoy it. On the other hand, those that have become self-aware behave in a very human-like manner.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* Makoto from the ''VideoGame/{{MySims}}'' series. Built by the mad Dr. F. to be indistinguishable from a real human, she appears to be a perfectly normal Asian schoolgirl, but has an unfortunate tendency to talk about how she is [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial definitely a real human AND NOT A ROBOT AT ALL]]. This is then subverted in ''My Sims Agents'', when two villainesses persuade her to steal a huge gizmo that no normal human could possibly lift, yet are still genuinely amazed when you later inform them she's a robot.
* VisualNovel/{{Snatcher}}s do look and often act like the humans they're placing, but their form is very delicate. Their artificial skin gets cancer with any sun exposure (and leaving a tell-tale smell), and apparently the skin isn't that durable since at least one is shown with pieces of it missing from a fight earlier. So really, any person that's suddenly avoiding sunlight looks pretty suspicious. Also: [[EvilDetectingDog animals hate them]].
* In ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'', [[SteamPunk Nemesis]] Impostor Automatons fall into this when they blow their cover. Often with hilarious dialogue.
* The Adjutant robots in ''VideoGame/StarCraftII'' hold this. The concept art of them even notes that they are deliberately being put into the UncannyValley, being made to look attractive but not actually look ''human''.
* The ''VideoGame/{{Marathon}}'' series has [[ScaryDogmaticAliens Pfhor]]-created bio-android infiltrators/[[ActionBomb suicide bombers]] called Simulacrums, which appear human at a distance but look noticeably disfigured and inhuman close range. This isn't a pressing concern for the Pfhor since "close range" usually means "within the blast radius", but their tendency to shout nonsense such as "[[WordSaladHorror Frog Blast the Vent Core!]]" while trying to blend in tends to give them away even quicker.

* ''Webcomic/{{Mulberry}}'' has a comic in which Mulberry guides an android through the literal "Game of Life". He looks inhuman due to the bolts sticking out of his neck, as well as his metallic sheen. He also seems to have an electronic-sounding voice. Despite these, people who encounter the robot don't immediately recognize him as a machine. They also fall for his [[ConsummateLiar consummate lies]].

[[folder:Web Original]]
* In [[http://banter-latte.annotations.com/2013/08/21/lovelace-11/ Part 11]] of ''Literature/LovelaceOneTwo'', Andi deduces that [[spoiler:her purported parents]] are robots.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* The Chameleonbot in ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown'' looks like Kimiko, but uses outdated slang and occasionally says, "Processing..."
* The Creator/LucyLiu-bot from the ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode "I Dated a Robot" looked and acted just like the real actress, except it occasionally spoke in RoboSpeak. "I love you more than the moon or the stars or POETIC IMAGE #36 NOT FOUND."
* The Hardac trilogy of episodes in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' featured an [[AIIsACrapshoot AI named Hardac]] who planned to conquer the world with deceptively human robots. The first two parts played this straight, but the third one, "His Silicon Soul", subverted it. The Batman robot started out as a deceptively human robot, but became a {{Ridiculously Human Robot|s}} over the course of the episode. So human, in fact, that it sacrificed itself to prevent the scheme it had set in motion from hurting people. Because like the real Batman, the robot copy [[ThouShaltNotKill is unwilling to kill, ever]].
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': A variant with a "Deceptively Sheep Robot" which [[GadgeteerGenius Mr. Cat]] built to infiltrate a group of sheep. The robot sheep looks almost exactly like a real sheep when stationary, but bleats in a robotic voice and moves in a very robotic manner. Not that anybody realized it, since they're all portrayed as idiots.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* Unfortunately, most robots designed to look human fall under this. Technology still has not advanced far enough to get real-life robots out of the UncannyValley. However, [[http://www.hansonrobotics.com Hanson Robotics']] creation [[http://www.hansonrobotics.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Jules_011.jpg Jules]] comes pretty close. Not only can he form fairly realistic (and mood-appropriate) expressions, but he is advanced enough to hold a fairly decent conversation with someone.